Natures Sunshine Products IncFind Ratings Reports
NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.63 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.50% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||81.34||89.37|
|Net Income ($mil)||-0.19||2.57|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||31.82||43.23|
|Total Assets ($mil)||208.56||211.04|
|Total Debt ($mil)||11.95||3.92|
|Profitability||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||76.56||75.55|
|Return on Assets||-0.25||5.25|
|Return on Equity||-0.39||7.54|
|Debt||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Share Data||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||18.89||18.75|
|Div / share||0.0||0.1|
|Book value / share||7.04||7.27|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||43744.0||19107.0|
HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.48 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.63. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NATR NM||Peers 28.26||NATR NM||Peers 20.33|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
NATR's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
NATR's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|NATR NA||Peers 22.79||NATR NA||Peers 0.80|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|NATR 1.48||Peers 8.63||NATR -105.76||Peers 13.13|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, NATR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|NATR 0.59||Peers 2.69||NATR 0.74||Peers 5.85|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
NATR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
NATR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth